Monthly Archive: November 2006

Nov 03

Projects are Unmanageable

I read Mr Shmaltz’s book – The Blind Man and the Elephant some years ago.  It was a wonderful, short treatise on project management.  Having just found his blog, I highly recommend this article: Why Project Managers Can’t Manage Projects It’s a little abstract, but very insightful.  “Who are the chickens?” you might ask – …

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Nov 03

The 5 stages of fanboi-ism

(Compare and contrast with The 5 stages of Innovation) Advocate You say things like “We could use this innovation in our projects.” You actively subscribe to a bunch of blogs and email lists about the innovation Cheerleader You start to look for jobs where you will be able to use the innovation You wince every …

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Nov 03

The 5 stages of innovation

Denial You deny that the new innovation is worthwhile. You say things like ‘That will never scale’ or ‘That was done back in the 80s and no one used it’ Whenever anyone mentions the new innovation, you present a laundry list of reasons why it won’t work. Anger You actively unsubscribe from blogs who rave …

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Nov 02

The Carnival of the Agilists is up

Pete Behrens gives us the Halloween/October roundup of all things agile.

Nov 01

New Language – Lovecraft

I probably should have written this yesterday, but inspiration strikes at odd moments. Announcing the new language – Lovecraft. It is inspired by the writings of the famous horror author HP Lovecraft, to maximize the thrill of programming. Here’s the structure: The basic semantic structure is Ruby-like, but only in appearance. Its true nature is …

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